So, first things first. I know I’m behind on responding/commenting/being a good friend. This week has been a crazy whirlwind, task lists, and late nights to prepare for school to open next week! While this is always an exciting time, I have to leave a few hours to sleep. A few. Also, in case you missed it, this week was also a dream because I highjacked Molli Sparkles blog. Dreams do come true people. Then, I also finished
Granny Squares Cousin Squares.
Way back in March when I was just into making quilt tops, and I was terrified of actually quilting, I made one of my all time favorite quilts. (Which is saying something since I’ve only been quilting for like, 8 months, so I’m being slightly melodramatic.) My
Granny Squares Cousin Squares quilt.
My mom’s family is kind of crazy. She was 13 and 14 when her younger brothers were born. Consequently, they are 11 and 12 years older than me. I’m 10 and 9 years older than my sisters. Did you follow that? Basically, we’re all kinds of confused when it comes to generation level. I always wished that my uncles were really my brothers, and they probably found me just as annoying as a little sister. Now, I’m 28 and my Uncle Phil has a baby girl. Well, she’s now 2. She’s literally adorable and has brought so much more fun to all family activities – because let’s be serious, little ones make everything better. So, when I set out to make this quilt, I wanted to include fabrics that represented family members for her to know how loved she is. There is a hummingbird for our grandfather, flowers for my grandmother and father, a Navy block for her Uncle who is in the Navy, ladybugs for my mom, a girl reading for her cousins, etc.
I’m literally so excited to mail this off to her – I can’t wait to hear about her reaction! This is a huge milestone for me as well since it’s the first time I didn’t straight-line quilt. Movin’ on up, people!
Without further ado, here she is! I hope you’re ready for photo overload!
See that, do you spy my quilt label?!
And finally, my favorite part, the binding!
I am so proud of this quilt!
Final Quilt Stats:
- Cousin Squares
- 48 in. x 60 in.
- Fabrics: Everything. The kitchen sink.
- Quilted: By me on my Bernina 215